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know tonight there will be thousands of questionable votes here in california. this has nothing to do with politics. instead, life and death literally. the ballots for dead people are still being cast. the investigative unit has uncovered the story. stephen stock joins us with the details. >> raj, we found more than 25,000 questionable voters throughout california. why and how is that possible? the names on the voter rolls share the exact same name, date of birth, and zip code as someone who is dead. it is fraud? human error? a problem with california's election system? we discovered it appears the answer in this case is all of the above. every trip to the mailbox during election season brings anxiety for bill morrison. >> this stuff should not be coming. >> as each election day approaches, he continues to get mail for his late wife carol, the love of his life for 33 years. >> it angers me and it hurts because she is dead. >> dead for almost a decade. she passed away on may 18th, 2004 after a four-year battle with cancer. >> she was really a good person. >> reporter: that's why
be very interesting. still ahead, a critical decision loom for the prop 8 in california. we'll have reaction from both sides and how fran is preparing for tomorrow's ruling. >>> also, lotto fans rejoice. the new option coming to california and what it could mean for the state budget. plus -- >> reporter: and speaking of that state budget, in tonight's reality check, we look at redevelopments and whether or not claims are true that city governments could be bilked by the state out of their own land. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm as rain moves in across the bay. >>> for decades, redevelop many served as a tool for cities until the great recession hit and california's governor dissolved them to save money. some local governments say they're losing more than they ever bargained for. in only the's reality check, sam brock examines one city's claim that the state of california might rob its taxpayers of hundreds of millions in assets. >> good evening. this subject matter is all on display in a letter sent to santa clara taxpayers in whi
the biggest case of money laundering that we have seen in california. >> reporter: several organizations including nonprofit california common cause that filed the complaint with the state claimed one of the groups involved, the center to protect patient rights, has ties to the billionaire kosh broth koch brothers. they're investigating the large donation since they require contributors be identified if they give to nonprofits with the intent to spend money on state campaigns. >> we're going to pursue every option we have to ensure that the political transparency laws in california are adhered to and whether it is with respect to this particular organization from arizona or any of the other groups that are also involved in this matter. >> reporter: one of the campaigns funded by the $11 million is prop 30, a tax initiative sponsored gi governor brown. the other is prop 32 which will ban payroll deductions for political purposes. >> i'm curious about who are these people that think they need to secretly influence california elections, and where is the money coming from? >> we need more
are located here to the california coastline, and that's why we have one day until all this moisture begins to move onshore. it looks to avoid much of the northwest. high pressure's going to stay anchored up to the north there. this is going to sneak under here and come onshore here. looks like the heaviest rains will be pretty much from san francisco northward up into southern oregon. and we're not talking a big blockbuster rain event, but the area from medford, south of san francisco, down to san jose, probably a half an inch to an inch of rain, but highest elevations will pick up snow with this system, too. temperatures today will warm up into the 40s, into the 50s in the northwest, and still relatively cool with the cloud cover moving in during the day today in california. that's a look at exactly need t bring the umbrella. it's going to be very, very light. this is the rainy season in california, it's when you expect to get some, and they actually need it. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. >>> well, coming up, bitter words from mitt romney about the election. >>> plus, could a chemic
. and a crucial night here in california. the presidential race is over but many races here in the bay area are still in play at this late hour. on the bottom of your screen, you'll notice a ticker, an nbc ticker, with all the current local results. >> we have team live coverage for you on the presidential race and the other issues on the ballots. jean elle with a who's who in san francisco. david trujillo is in san jose. and sam brock is here to sort through the facts with us. >> let's start with jean elle with the celebration in san francisco, with a lot of supporters. >> reporter: this is a party for senator dianne feinstein. she won re-election tonight. but many supporters had tv screens on. and every time there was good news about president obama, they would cheer, applauding what was happening on the other side of the nation. senator feinstein says her victory is important. but the president's re-election is key. she will set the tone for the nation and lawmakers. she is looking forward to a conversation with president obama. she wants to tell the president to end politics as usual an
, washington. >> brian mooar, thank you very much. >>> this morning california public schools are to longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, it has failed. overnight, prop 30 did pass. prop 30 is governor brown's tax initiative. this will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for a total of 7 years and also raise the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30 and the devastating cuts that are now avoided, les go to nbc bay area's christie smith live in sacramento with the latest where governor is speaking right now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. there has been a lot of anti-tax sentiment in california for years but he was able to turn that around, especially ca campaigning right before the election. he is speaking right now inside the capitol. let's go ahead and listen. >> we had the possibility of the cuts, but schools do they get to restore something? some of them were
in the california national guard. >>> in tonight's reality check, a billion dollars of san jose investment in just six months? we take a look at mayor reed and city council's lofty goal. >> we're about to undergo major changes after near record setting heat and 75 in santa cruz. we're tracking two development storms and let you know when the rain arrives in a few minutes. >>> the lawyer for two nurses say their clients acted negligently not criminally. the inmates medical care, elmarch algodo and ra dofl foe were taken into custody. they were in possession of controlled substances. the lawyer says the nurses were keeping few unused pills for instances when the inmates refused to take their meds to make up for shortages in the inventory. >> $1 billion in just six months, that is the goal that mayor chuck reed and the san jose city council has set for investment in the city. is it even possible? in tonight's reality check, sam brach sits down with all of the players to find that answer. and sam, has the mayor set the sights too high? >> the truth of the matter is the demand is there, drive around sa
. the supreme court may announce whether it will hear the case that's preventing gay couples in california from getting married. cheryl hurd joins us with more on this ripple effect. no matter which way the court decides. cheryl? >> supreme court justices will be behind closed doors tomorrow, the end result of that meeting may mean that gay couples will flock here to san francisco's city hall to get married. or they may not. >> this time we think this is finally it. >> tom watson was fifth in line to get their marriage license two years ago. when the courts decided to put gay marriage on hold. >> i feel like we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. we're hopeful about what could happen in the next few days. >> on friday, nine supreme court justices are scheduled to meet behind closed doors and decide if they will take a series of cases. one of them is the federal defense of marriage act. the other is prop 8. the ban on same sex marriage in california. >> it's very very likely the court will take at least one of the cases challenging the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law t
has an eight-point lead among women and governor romney a zseven-point lead among men. >>> california teachers spent their sunday rallying for proposition 30 to prevent billions of dollars in cuts to education. educators and other supporters are manning phone banks and goes door to door. and today, gavin newsom told a group in freemont that the future of the schools is on the line tuesday. >> we can't after tord the mafoe cuts to the most poor. i'm a democrat like you. we want to prevent disease. >> prop 30 would cause increasing taxes on those individuals making more than $300,000. and if passed the proposition with the most votes will become law. >>> californians are facing big decisions on election day. there is a plethora of statewide issues and among the most controversial is proposition 34 which would repeal the death penalty, and we have more on why voters don't know about it. >> well, this ballot has a lot for voters to consider, and prop 34 is being overshadowed for tax increases and local and state and national elections. >> well, prop 34 is the one i am paying attention to.
storm warnings, you can see the majestic color, those are warnings. northern california expected to get snow at higher elevations, but not so much in the cascades. not a lot of moisture available. so, the west definitely seeing some changes from that warm weather pattern we were in. you notice the snowfall predictions, many of the mountains of california, only expecting a couple of inches here or there. the mountainous areas of idaho and montana would be the jackpot of this storm. so, as far as the forecast goes for today, notice the cooler temperatures, chance of showers many areas of the west. and watch out, travel not advised up through idaho and montana this afternoon. that's a look at your national forecast. now he cooler air mass, the skies should fill in quickly. so, the good news, i guess, with this big storm in the northern plains, it's not going to head to the east coast. that area's going to be spared, for once. >> i guess we don't get a third whammy. >> no. >> bill, thanks so much. >>> well, congressman jesse jackson jr. won re-election but could lose with the feds? and elec
at one time. >> reporter: here's some perspective. there are 12 police chiefs in california who once climbed the ranks here in san jose. hayward, daly city, san leandro to name a few. if you think they're not keeping an eye on what's happening here in san jose, you might want to think again. live in san jose, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damian. >>> the hunt is on for a man who police say is one of two suspects that went on a crime spree ultimately killing a young man and injuring an officer. tonight, the reward money has been increased. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has new details and joins us from the 7-eleven in san jose. that's where that crime spree turned deadly. >> reporter: hi, there. yes, the suspect in custody and the one still on the loose fired directly at that police officer as he sat in his car, a sitting duck, so to speak. he ducked under his dash just to make sure that he could survive the accident. that was after the suspects gunned down a young man here at the 7-eleven after trying to carjack him. a collection of things that remind rory parkp
of california voters have already voted by mail. nbcabduro santiago joins us. >> we are at a tiny place on nop hill. only about eight voting booths and this place was packed for the first couple of hours open and then the number of voters slowed down significantly to barely a trickle. and it's been that way at a lot of polling places earlier when we were at san francisco city hall poll workers manned the front steps to collect ballot dropped off there. there is a bit of a line downstairs at the polling station where a few dozen people waited to cast their ballot. as voters made their decisions, workers for department of election were busy counting ballots. voters who do take part in every election and also some first time voters. >> my business is important so i tried to come out and do my civic duty. you know, i come out. >> i think it is really exciting. this is my first time being able to vote in a major elocation because i'm finally old enough. so it is exciting for me. >> we would normally be at the playground. but we had a little detour. so yeah, we are going to the library after that. t
this thanksgiving in california. right now the travel rush doesn't look too bad but let's show what you it looks like on 101 and palo al itto. nearly half of themre expected to hit the road today at some point. 80 and emeryville, that one is crowded. chp says it will be out in force this holiday to crack down on anyone who may be out having a little too much to drink and driving tipsy. >> as for our airport, surprisingly smooth. no major problems is the sfo or oakland. this is just the beginning of this holiday season. things can change quickly. when you fly, choose your airport wisely. here is nbc bay area's joe risotto jr. >> reporter: despite warnings traveling on the busiest travel day of the year, this person braved sfo on a pilgrimage home to new jersey. >> trying to go home to see my family for thanksgiving, and my high school reunion. >> reporter: after flying in and out of sfo over the years, he was bracing for the worst. he spent plenty of time here mainly because of weather delays. >> that's when it's really bad with the fog. you circle around for some time or you depart. i usually co
>>> $11 million flowing into california from out of state all to defeat proposition 30. i'm christie smith. we will have reaction from local educators coming up in a live report. >>> did the naked man shot and killed by fremont police last night have some sort of death wish? i'll have that story coming up. >>> and a mother's attempt to give her son a better view turned tragic. >>> and a live look. what a nice day in store for us which has already begun. looking out at san jose. maybe some haze there. we will have a full look at the forecast with christina. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> and i'm jon kelley. we begin with decision 2012 and the race for the white house. yes, one more day to go. the candidates making the final push in six swing states. >> in 25 minutes, president obama will be holding a rally in ohio. earlier this morning, he was in madison, wisconsin for another rally telling voters there, quote, it's time to finish what we started. the president will wind up election day eve in iowa. >> and mean
advertised heavy rain event has begun for northern coastal areas of california, ft. bragg, eureka, all the way to crescent city, inland areas will get drenched. it looks like the rain is creeping towards san francisco as we speak. how much rain? we have the potential to end up with inches of rain along the northwest coastal areas, possibilities of three to six inches. that could cause some flooding concerns in the days ahead. as far as the forecast is going to go, eventually this system is going to sprawl out and affect all areas from the northwest to southern california. make sure everyone has their umbrella handy and maybe a little patience as you're driving through the rain. soaked roads the highest of elevations. not going to get a lot of beneficial snow at the ski resorts out of this one. lynn, as i mentioned, these trees get donated every year. if you want to donate one, it has to at least be 75 feet tall and about 35 feet wide. >> okay. >> those are your measurements to work with. >> i'm going to have to move out of the city for that one. thanks so much. >>> don't miss tonight's
ups. i just did get off the phone with a california highway patrol spokes woman and said there was 100 more crashes reported today than yesterday. we are talking about known hot spots where rain and speed just don't mix. a california highway patrol officer had no choice but to use his patrol car. the roadways so narrow not even a tow truck could make it through. he watched as the driver of the van spun out creating the chain reaction. >> they drive too fast especially around these curves here. any liquid on the pavement you are going to spin out. >> reporter: he watches the traffic all day from the windows of his restaurant. >> i have seen it all, cars flippeover, the helipad in the back. all the time, dry, wet. people are getting flown out of here. >> reporter: a retired san francisco police officer says he sees it, too. >> the chps are never sitting here for more than four minutes because this road makes people crazy. they drive too fast. they don't pay attention to the conditions. >> reporter: the conditions were rainy, foggy and windy einf to bring down part of the tree. a differen
. >> reporter: california news new web registration added 600,000 new voters to the election. they are young and mostly democrat. political observers are most independent and may not follow party lines. they could choose president obama, but not show the same support for prop 30. those against prop 30 feel the governor put education out front. >> it was a false choice to say it was either education, funding or the cuts. it was tied to education. that was the best way to get the voters to go along with the tax increase. >> reporter: proposition 30 needs 50% to pass. both sides agree this is going to be very close. as for governor brown, he held that one last rally this morning. he says that's it for today. he will spend the rest of the day hiking. reporting live, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> and prop 30 is up against proposition 38. another education-related tax. it is being funded by mol molly munger. she spent more than $47 million on that proposition. it would raise an estimated $10 billion for schools and pay down state debt. if 30 and 38 happen to pass, the one that ends up wit
earning after the bell from cisco could give the dow a boost this morning. california is making history today with the state's first ever auction of greenhouse gas pollution permits. the landmark cap and trade program is part of the state's 2006 global warming law. a last-minute lawsuit filed by california businesses was not expected to stop the auction. >>> in the wake of mounting protests by powerless victims of super storm sandy, long island power authority's chief operating officer has resigned. >>> the ceo of waffle house calls accusations of sexual assault and attempted black mail by a former employee criminal. the exec says the sex was consensual adding, quote, i'm a victim of my own stupidity but i am not going to be a victim of extorque. >>> steering defects and faulty water pumps have forced toyota to recall 2.7 million vehicles including some prius hybrids and corollas. >>> target employees have nearly 200,000 signatures for a petition asking not to open at 9:00 p.m. on thanksgiving night. >>> strike debt, an offshoot of occupy wall street, has a new way of helping struggling
shift. we'll see a very strong jet stream, aiming along the northern california coast. the bay area, on the outer fringe of this, monday, tuesday, a chance of rain, north of santa rosa you will see the rain at times, especially come tuesday. but the area south of san francisco, down tards san jose you may see highs in the upper 60s, close to 70. so now, the future cast, close to monday, tuesday, the san francisco bay area is dry, ongoing rain, areas north of santa rosa by monday, tuesday, could see another couple of inches of rain. this on top of the one and a half inches of rain we've seen. around the bay area, what you find as we wake up to the santa clara valley, heavy drizzle, light rainshowers early in the day of the transitioning south of morgan hill as we head through the afternoon. and then see a bit of a drier finish to the week i think for most of the bay area. temperatures in the east bay, low-to-mid 60s around pleasantton and livermore, close to 60 in san francisco. upper 50s to near low 60s around the north bay. as we see clouds spilling in, the filtered sunshine at tim
other cities in the state of california, they've been fighting to keep the redevelopment funds or to keep them coming. if you're well aware, governor jerry brown has wanted to do away with those. reporting live here in union city, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> today the bay area's air pollution district starts cracking down on anybody violating burn bans during the the spare the air alerts. before today, first-time violators got off with a simple warning letter. but it's changing starting today. now they'll be required to take a class online or pay a $100 fine. second-time offenders will face paying a $500 fine. >>> this morning's rain helped spare the air this morning. >> refreshing, cool, cleaned everything off. >> meteorologist christina loren. clearing out. >> it is clearing out and leaving behind good air quality. so breathe it in. take it in. still smells like showers out there. a live look at san francisco. sun breaking through the clouds. not by much but still starting to break through the clouds. we'll see limited sunshine all across the board today. this is san j
from utah to arizona all the way through california. we're not going to see too much bad weather or heavy rain. there are light showers right over the top of seattle heading up i-5 and up into the mountains. anywhere from portland northward, you'll have a chance of hit and miss showers, especially in washington state. temperaturewise, it's chilly in the inner mountain west. right along the coast, we've warmed up a little bit. typical for this time of year. should be gorgeous around los angeles to phoenix and there's a chance of showers on and off, especially washington state. usually that's the end of the forecast. but i've got to show you how cold it is this morning in alaska, fairbanks right now is minus 22 degrees. the coldest temperatures of the year. today's highs aren't even going to get up to zero with sunshine. that's cold. that's a look at cloudy. bakersfield to san jose looking good, too, just the northwest with the clouds. >>> no huge storms coming, and we need to get a little warm-up for our friends 2in alaska. >>> the u.s. is poised to become the world's biggest oil
rain will be from northern california north ward, especially between portland and seattle. we stay dry as high southern california. >>> bearer of bad news, probably the worst travel weather this week will be found in the northwest. >> some people will be having a white thanksgiving. >> only in thighest of elevations. most people are all right. >> good if you want to go skiing. >>> shopping scams you can avoid. anyone born after 1985 has never experienced this chilly weather trend. >>> plus vice president joe biden hits the jersey shore ahead of thanksgiving. we'll have details next. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." here are some stories making news this afternoon. vice president joe biden visited parts of new jersey that suffered the worst devastation from superstorm sandy. biden said he spent summers on the jersey shore as a boy and promises residents that the federal government will not abandon them. >>> new york city officials say they plan to demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair by sandy. the building department says about 200 homes
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the california highway patrol conducted no investigation after the bus drivers exposed critical problems. >> do you feel the california highway patrol let you, the drivers, and the students down? >> oh, yeah, definitely. they sure did. especially when you're transporting special needs children. you let us down big time. >> reporter: the decision to fire you. what does that say about durham? >> they don't care. they just wanted me out. because i supposedly lied. i didn't lie. you've got the proof right there, tony. i want my job back. i want to be able to go back to see my children that i transport every day and that they miss me. they call me miss lorraine. some of them call me mama. mama lorraine. >> reporter: fighting for her students. in its letter to lorraine ramirez, durham said she was fired for violations of company policy. she believes the reasons were manufactured. after our investigation in may, ramirez tells us, she was called in to the office and told, if she talks to nbc bay area again, she would be fired. for the record, she did not talk again until after she was fired. jessica? >
. this is what i love. people see me as a tv guy. i'm lareally a chef. i have 11 of them. seven in california. this is more than just heart and soul. it's not just a name. >> the editor said he didn't expect a fine dining experience, but he said this is american food that makes everyone happy, and he expects you to do it right. do you think you're falling short? >> am i falling short? by no means. i'm doing the food that america loves. to me it's impossible to come in and have a dining experience and have every single thing wrong unless you come in with a different agenda and you want to sensationalize something and you want to blow it out of the water. it's a great way to make a name for yourself. go after a celebrity chef that's not a new yorker in his second month. good way to hit it. >> if you could say anything to this reviewer right now, what would you say? >> you're welcome? i stand by my food, i stand by my team. we'll continue to do great and i really appreciate you guys coming and giving me a chance to talk about it, because it is the real deal. >> all right, guy saveti, hope you ge
in california history. the fair political practice commission spent much of last week in court arguing the phoenix political group must turn over its records. the state supreme court agreed yesterday. the money went to opponents of prop 30. governor brown's tax initiative to help fund public schools. education groups who backed the measure are outraged at the amount of outside influence. >> we had $100,000 put into a school board race in oakland from outside donors. so this is something that the country has to look at. this is about our democracy. it's really not about a single issue or a single race. this is about money influencing how votes are cast and influencing elections unduly. >> governor brown is still at it, touring the state, promoting pop 30, which pollsters say is too close to call. >>> both nationally and locally, this was a critical election. we invite you to stay with us here at nbc bay area and our website, nbcbayarea.com all day tomorrow for complete election coverage throughout the day and night. >>> we have some developing news in the east bay, where a deadly three-
storms pounding north california, oregon, and washington as we speak. nbc's migel almaguer is in san francisco where it is pouring down rain. migel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are in the middle of the second weather maker making it through the pacific northwest. i have to tell you, it feels like san francisco is in the bull's eye. it was hammering rain earlier for several hours, then had howling winds. the conditions let up. meteorologists say this is what to expect through the day. as a matter of fact, early in the week in san francisco wednesday, wind speeds topped 80 miles per hour. they're not expecting those type of winds earlier or later today, but they certainly are expecting downed trees and downed power lines to cause them several issues. at the higher elevations, closer to 7,000 feet in the sierra, they're expecting up to a foot of snow, so it is going to be certainly a wet day in the sierra, in the lower elevations, closer in the lower foothills, we expect up to 12 inches of rain by sunday. we're looking at very wet conditions. here in the bay area where t
of the university of southern california. one of them is in critical condition. police say two people are in custody. >>> "the washington post" reports that the obama administration has been in talks to build a new syrian opposition leadership to stop the violence from spread iing across the mide east. the plan is also intended to prevent radical islamic fighters from taking control of the opposition group. >>> in south carolina, income tax returns were targeted in the largest cyber attack against the state tax department in american history. more than 3 million social security numbers were compromised along with more than a million businesses and personal credit and debit cards. >>> and the new world poker champ is a 24-year-old recovering drug addict and college dropout. greg merson of maryland is the new champion. he won on the 399th hand of texas hold 'em, collecting more than 8.5 million bucks. and nice bling, a gold championship bracelet that's worth $150,000. not even a smile. >>> and now a look at how wall street begins this thursday after sandy forced a shortened week of trading. the dow cl
with trucks from california to come to new york to get the lights back on. in new jersey, governor christie is going to house visiting crews from other states at an old military base, and three u.s. navy war ships are going to sit off the coast of new york and new jersey, feeding the overall effort. again, across a huge area, this storm's impact is staggering. across such a wide area, a cold, dark night, food going bad, people can't buy gas, kids can't go to school, they can't go to work and many homes are ripped open. many businesses are still without power across 15 states, millions of people, from maine to michigan, all the way down to north carolina. let's not forget. cities and towns battered in between, in some places it could be weeks before the lights come back on. in northeast ohio, tens of thousands in and around cleveland could be without heat during the weekend. temperatures in the mid-30s at night. in connecticut, power crews are making their way through a tangled maze, in town after town, they are trying to fix ocean city's hard-hit beach front, and digging out in west virgini
to television in northern california. >> and i'll tell you about a new friend. >> for nearly three decades, cheryl herd has been making deadlines, covering stories that have impacted lives and shaped the bay area's rich history. cheryl has never backed down, not even tear gas could stop her. >> you heard it, the tear gas went off and is pretty strong. >> not only that, cheryl is one of the most funny and kind people know i know. no matter what she is doing, she is always kind, congratulations my friend. and rob mayeda has more. >>> the weather, and cheryl looking great, too, temperatures in the mid-60s, san francisco, low 70s today, 77 in south san jose, and if you like today i think you will really like tomorrow. we'll add about five more degrees to the temperatures, warming things up to wrap up for the weekend. and notice inland, 70 degrees at altamonte pass, we're seeing it in the north bay, but not in the inland, patchy areas of fog forming. chilly night of 40s, 50s, and we'll go on a roller coaster ride for the next few days. temperatures dropping down, 30 degrees difference between t
and two others are wounded after a workplace shooting in fresno, california. police say an employee at a chicken processing plant, 42-year-old lawrence jones moved methodically among the victims tuesday shooting them at close range. he died later apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. officials say that jones had an extensive criminal record and recently paroled. >>> now for a special election edition of what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online and as you heard after the victory was called first by nbc news, president obama tweeted the favorite picture of him hugging his wife with the message that read "four more years." it did go on to be the most retweeted tweet in the history of the site and moving the justin bieber tweet into second place. >>> it is hard to come up with a good excuse for not voting after you hear this, thanks to the example set by one chicago area woman. mother to be stopped to vote tuesday even though she had gone into labor with constructions five-minutes apart. she then drove herself to the hospital. the first-time vot
for travelers from northern california all the way to the pacific northwest. we're talking about what's going to feel like in a sense a hurricane, but it is really a winter storm, a massive one coming in. heavy rain, strong winds, and a lot of rain out of this system. you can see in the next 24 hours, the rain continues to stream in, and not just one to two inches of rain. we're talking about double digit amounts of rain, anywhere from 5 to 12 inches of rain, snowfall 8 plus in the cascade, inner mountain region. we have winter storm warnings, high wind warnings, flood watches, high wind watches stretching northern california to the pacific northwest, and it is going to continue right into the middle of the week, and it is going to be a mess both for airports and roads as well. matt? >> al, thank you very much. >>> the president is traveling overseas to start the week, but hoping democrats and republicans back in washington are hard at work on a compromise to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. so what's at stake if they can't? jim cramer, hose of "mad money" joins us. nice to see you. usa today
day and california voters have major choices to make decisions that will affect the state for years to come. one of the biggest issues on that ballot is prop 30. he has been pushing this one hard. prop 30 would raise the sales tax, as well as income taxes for the highest earners. that money would then go towards prison realignment, health care and for education. and governor brown is expected to cast his vote on prop 30 any minute now and, of course, the long list of other things to select from and then it is a matter of time for just the watching and waiting. nbc bay area is your home for all election results and our live coverage starts at 4:00 this evening and local cut-ins throughout the night. updating you on all the local and state races. our newscast tonight at 11:00 p.m. will have the results of all your national, state and local races and, of course, tomorrow morning on "today in the bay." that is where you'll want to check in for all the election results that were released overnight. i believed i heard christina loren using the word perfection for today. >> hopefully we'll
of the senate intelligence committee senator dianne feinstein of california. and chair of the house intelligence committee, congressman mike rogers of michigan. >>> then after the election, will washington get anything done? talks start on how to avoid the fiscal cliff, as mitt romney draws fire from fellow republicans by accusing the president of doling out, quote, gifts to minority groups in exchange for their vote. what's the fallout and the future of the gop? with us, tea-party backed congressman raul labrador, tom friedman, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, republican strategist mike murphy, and nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good sunday morning. with the president's national security team under fire over the petraeus resignation and the benghazi attacks, the president arrived on the world stage this morning for a summit in east asia, and he's got new worries on his mind about the prospect o
. and could now be the state of washington. it could be california. it could be new mexico. it could be illinois. the odds are that kennedy will win. there are still some of results still to come in. if the present trend continues. senator kennedy will be the next president of the united states. >> the election may have been a close one. but i want to express and my appreciation to all of them and to mr. nixon personally. chris: finally, the return of richard nixon winning narrowly over shubte humphrey in 19 -- over hubert humphrey in 1968. >> election night 1968. nixon's the one. that's the natural banner for any sprightly front page tonight. richard nixon won the election this time. where eight years ago, he lost it. in illinois. it was so close, it took forever. but he won it. it was again one of the closest elections in american history. >> i have done my best. i have lost. mr. nixon has won. so now let's get on with the urgent task of uniting our country. thank you. [applause] >> having lost a close one eight years ago and having won a close one this year, i can say this. winnin
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and i have lived in california. so we understand what preparedness is. we think like earthquake people. and i would have to say that on the east coast, people don't necessarily have that same preparedness aspect. so even though there are warnings, people find themselves caught off guard and you and i know having covered katrina you get the first wham was, okay, but then the insidious sort of day after day after day -- >> it's going to be a long slaught. >> that's what hit people now. as trite as it sounds, the more you can talk to your family members about it, the more important it is. reach out to neighbors who may not have anything. find out if you can help car-pool kids. find out what's happening in community centers. there are a lot of communities still virtually cut off from the rest of the world and they're not getting information. >> everything connects, you don't have any power, any gas. you don't have gas, you can't get to the store, the pharmacy. talk about people if you need a medication and you have just fumes in your gas tank, you can't get to the pharmacy, may not be open
flew, you know, power equipment from california onmilitary aircraft into the area. so we're doing everything we can. this was an unprecedented storm, and obviously it's impacted so many people on the eastern seaboard. and it's going to take a while to recover. so we're going to be there, each and every day. you know, we've made a lot of progress. not enough. i think everyone would attest. until everyone has been reached and gotten assistance, we get all the power on, the work continues. but i think fema has done an outstanding job. the president obviously has been working on this intensively. and our local leaders, governor christie and mayor bloomberg, governor comeau and governor malloy, and all of the local officials are doing everything they can obviously because people are suffering and hurting out there, and we've got to stand by them and make sure we stay on this until the job gets done. >> let me take you back to political handicapping here in the time two days. you've heard our latest numbers as the polling, a one-point edge for president obama in the national head-to-hea
the southeastern coast and become our nor'easter. we've got record highs throughout southern california. los angeles today, 96 degrees. medford, oregon, will see a high of 65. that's wha >>> "today in the bay" weather is xpon swosponsored by bank of west. >> time 7:21, beautiful live picture of san francisco, old glory blowing in the wind. what you will notice, no fog to be found, right at the coastline, completely sunny to start. that means temperatures going to climb towards record levels, 84 degrees in livermore today, 89 in gilroy, 80 in san francisco, 81 in oakland. next three days, we actually climb into your tuesday, cooler and cloudier weather thursday and friday. est weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks very much. just ahead, the most memorable moments from this long and sometimes tense presidential race and tom brokaw weighs in on what he thinks will happen tomorrowifying. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, we're going to talk to christina aguilera about her upcoming break from "the voice," her fellow coaches and upcoming album. >> plus much more on tomorrow's ele
's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. twice her home was hit. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin michael hagan admitted to burglarizing the residence twice saying he wasn't aware it belonged to pelosi until the second time. >>> and sam gordon is not afraid of the gridiron gang. at the age of 9 years old, she is the baddest little girl out there dominating all of her male peewee football players, she scored 35 touchdowns and ran 1900 yards just this season alone. go girl! i can watch this all day. anyway, is it too soon, dare i ask for her to be recruited for -- look at those speedy feet on this kid. any way, maybe pro career in her future. it is now 7:22 -- >> that's a special effect -- >> no. >> they slowed down the tape of the boys. >> no, no, no -- more importantly, i need her to go play for the dallas cowboys. jerry jones, get that kid. don't hate. don't hate the player. >> mr. roker who is out in snowy connecticut for the rest of this forecast. al? >> report
rogers and democratic senator from california dianne feinstein. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> i want to stay in the middle east and talk about what has been a central preoccupation for you this week, and that is the aftermath of this terror attack on our consulate in benghazi in libya, of course. and as we're on the air this morning, the central question is, who knew what when, and how was this described to the american people? did the government say what it was, when it first happened? and you had former cia director david petraeus testifying in private at the end of the week on friday. this is how the ap describes his testimony, and one of the contradictions it appears to bring up. david petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings on friday, that he believed all along the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the obama administration initially described it publicly. representative peter king of new york said petraeus had briefed the house intelligence committee on september 14, and he does not recall petraeus
okay. we are starting off the day with a little fog, back across california. but the trouble spots the will be around the great lakes. we do have some lake effect snow continuing. it is pushing east into michigan and also following along the shores of lake erie and lake ontario, through syracuse, into cleveland, ohio, erie, pennsylvania, even stretching down into pittsburgh. so those will be an area that we'll be keeping an eye on because of the snow cover that's out there. we also back into idaho falls have a wintry mix and some scattered snow showers across montana into wyoming and also rapid city dealing with some frozen precipitation that is sleet and freezing rain. elsewhere the rest of the country, especially the southern half of the country and the east coast does look fine for all the travelers out there. erica, carl? >> we will have the rest of your forecast in just a moment. >>> first up, though, msnbc's thomas roberts for the morning's other top stories. thomas, good morning. >>> good morning to you. good morning, everybody. a deadly tragedy is under investigation in ban
see the rain making its way from northern california all the way up into the pacific northwest. inland we're looking at mountain snow. these are rainfall amounts. anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of rain over the next 72 hours, just north of san francisco, into coastal oregon, so it is going to be wet. we're probably going to see some flooding before this is all out. that's what's going on around >>> 7:38. good morning to you. we've got quite a bit of low cloud cover but we're looking good right at the immediate surface. you can actually see the roadway over most of the bay area this morning. our temperatures are going to be comfortable today but i really want to spend some time on your seven-day outlook and show you what's to come. this is your last dry day before the heavy rain arrives wednesday into thursday. we're going to get periods of rain. thursday the wind continues, getting pockets of rain in the north bay and the heaviest rain arrives on friday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah had. >> all right, al. thanks. coming up next, more with legendary investor warren buffett.
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,000. how safe are ariel's assets here? >> they're pretty safe. in california we have a law designed to protect the earnings of child stars. we don't want parents of kids who are making money in the entertainment business or any business to spend all that money so the kid turns 18 and nothing is left. the court is going to protect her money regardless of who is watching out for it. >> such a complicated case. thanks so much for clearing it up for us. >> thank you. >>> now let's check on the weather with al. >> hey, hi, guys. how are you? kind of a surprise but that's okay. all the taylor lautner fans here. let's look ahead to your weekend and show you what we've got going on. mid section of the country up into the northern plains we are looking at some strong weather. risk of strong storms making their way into the midwest. also snow back through the plains. frigid conditions there. eastern third of the country going to be gorgeous. a few showers around the great lakes. sunday, risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. rain, snow making its way into the upper missi
. and heavy rain right now is affecting most of california. this is going to be an event that lasts until at least tuesday. we're going to see a lot of heavy rain >>> the radar shows you that we have rain pushing into the bay area and mainly scattered light rain off the west of san jose and sdrizle in a few spots. palo alto across the dumbarton. notice the trend. we will see the rain ease off and towards the evening, here comes the next round that sweeps through lingering into tomorrow morning. the temperatures today staying mild. low to mid 60s with clearing skies. a bit drier. >> and i found a huge group of girls here. you guys, turned a road trip into something more, huh? >> yes, we did. our community came together. and we brought a whole bus load of stuff up for the hurricane victims. >> that's wonderful. thank you so much for doing that. that's your latest forecast. lester? >> thank you. >>> a dancer on the orlando magic stunt team is recovering after a nasty fall while performing this week. it's once again drawing attention to the dangers of cheerleading. here's gabe gutierrez. >> s
mix of fog and brush fire smoke caused a 50-car pile-up on i-4 in florida, killing four. in california, in 2007, dense fog caused this 100-car pile-up near fresno that killed two. and this is the time of year when fog can move in quickly. >> you get the longer, cooler nights and that basically allowed the temperature to cool all the way down to where that moisture can condense and produce some pretty thick fog. >> reporter: fog is notorious for distorting a driver's perception of speed and distance. experts advise to slow way down. don't forget to use your fog lights, not your high beams. and try to pull way over until the fog clears. overall, traffic fatalities continue to decline year round. over thanksgiving, 610 deaths in 2005 to a projected 451 this year, a 26% drop. thanksgiving is the single busiest travel period of the year for families, with 39 million of us driving over these four days, and sunday will be the single busiest day when so many people start heading back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> once again, here's erica. >>> restaurant chain cracker barrel has
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